Royals recall RHP Dillon Gee; LHP Scott Alexander demoted

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CHICAGO (AP) The Kansas City Royals have recalled right-hander Dillon Gee from Triple-A Omaha.

Left-hander Scott Alexander was optioned to Omaha on Saturday to create a roster spot.

The 30-year-old Gee has appeared in 11 games with the Royals, including four starts. The former New York Mets starter was sent to the minors June 2 and replaced in the rotation by Chris Young. Gee is 2-2 with a 4.28 ERA with Kansas City after signing as a free agent in December.

Alexander has a 4.85 ERA in nine games with the Royals, who had lost eight straight before Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox.